Disability discrimination in social work education: Current issues for social work programs and faculty
An overview of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is presented. The article emphasizes that Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the federal law upon which the ADA is built. A comparison of Section 504 and the ADA is presented in the paper. An analysis is offered of the case law that has emerged under Section 504 that serves as a guide to the rights and responsibilities of social work programs and faculty under the ADA. Recommendations are made for helping social work programs comply with the ADA in the area of student admissions and retention. © 1999 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
School of Social Work
Academic accommodation, Accessibility, ADA, Definition of a disability, Discriminatory criteria, Integration, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Pardeck, John T. "Disability discrimination in social work education: Current issues for social work programs and faculty." Journal of Teaching in Social Work 19, no. 1-2 (1999): 151-163.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work